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In our online archive you can find materials from more than 30 years of transmediale. Browse through 12,000 artworks, events, past participants and collaborators, and texts to explore our festival history.
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 Research Refusal workshop closely following the festival theme of for refusal, involved research groups and explored issues related to research infrastructures.

The 2022 workshop Rendering Research investigates how the rendering of research typically reinforces certain limitations of thought and action, and more specifically to what extent it is possible to exert control over ways of making things public.

 Research Refusal workshop closely following the festival theme of for refusal, involved research groups and explored issues related to research infrastructures.

For the 10th anniversary of Vorspiel, transmediale and CTM Festival present an extended pre-festival programme in a mix of in-person and online formats.

transmediale seeks enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to facilitate the remote viewing of the festival exhibition.

We are excited to tell you more about the beginning of our year-long festival: transmediale 2021–22 opens with an exhibition and extended film programme. Read more.

In their project HyperBody, Qiang explores cultures within VR, fandom, and ACGN-communities, and experiments with transformative queer practices. Read more.

Apply now for the Vilém Flusser Residency 2021: the call on our submission platform is open until 30 November. 

We are very happy to present two new transmediale residents for our Residency Programme in collaboration with Martin Roth Initiative (MRI): Bassem Saad and Natasha Tontey. Read more.

As part of an ongoing collaboration between transmediale festival, Aarhus University and various other institutions, we are seeking proposals by research groups to collaboratively research refusal and its effects on research practices and infrastructures. Turn in your submission now!

The 9th issue of the open-access journal APRJA under the title Research Networks is out now! It is a result of our ongoing collaboration with Aarhus University as part of which we annually organize a research/PhD workshop related to our festival themes. Read more.

Transformation is not necessarily a revolution. It is not a violent and total break with the present, but rather a process of change that reinforces, expands, and unfolds approaches that already exist. Read more.

Former artistic director Kristoffer Gansing reflects on the 2020 edition of transmediale in times of social distancing and cultural shutdown.


Through their seven theses, Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing scrutinize federated networks as one of the most significant recent developments in alternative network cultures. The authors discuss how, in what they call the ‘latest episode of the never-ending saga of net and computational culture’, the emergence of federated network initiatives is challenging the established working methodologies of FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open-Source Software). This concerns critical questions on selective online presence, precarious communities, platform independent and co-developed platform infrastructures, and environmental sustainability. For Mansoux and Roscam Abbing, this opens up new ways to accomplish crucial links between independent media and the structures of owning, building, and maintaining networks.